Pilotwings (NA)
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System platform icon Virtual Console (Wii) platform icon Virtual Console (Wii U) platform icon Virtual Console (3DS) platform icon
Genre(s) Flight simulator

03ESRB - E  02PEGI 7  01CERO A  01USK 0  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Pilotwings is a video game released for the SNES on launch day. It is a flight simulator game that requires you to drive multiple different aerial vehicles (such as the Light plane, the rocket belt, and others.).

It is known as one of the first games to use the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 texture mapping graphics mode (other games include F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, multiple RPG's, the original Starfox, and more.).

Types of vehicles

There are a total of five vehicles within this game. The following are a list of them, including what each one is able to do.

  • Light Plane - In the light plane event, you must multiple circles and then land on the ground.
  • Rocket Belt - In the rocket belt event, you must complete a specific objective, then land on the landing pad
  • Hang Glider
  • Skydiving
  • Helicopter


A sequel was developed on the Nintendo 64 titled Pilotwings 64. There was a Pilotwings game developed by Factor Five for GameCube in development, but was canceled. It was rumored that a sequel might be released on the Wii, on the account that there was a demo showcased at E3 2006. Nintendo announced at E3 2010 that a sequel for the Nintendo 3DS, entitled Pilotwings Resort.